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Updated: August 26, 2013 15:32 IST

100 days is a ‘small milestone’: Siddaramaiah

Nagesh Prabhu
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah releasies a booklet on the completion of 100 days of his government. Photo: K . Bhagya Prakash
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah releasies a booklet on the completion of 100 days of his government. Photo: K . Bhagya Prakash

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday described the Congress Government’s 100 days in office as a “small milestone”, adding that more than 60 promises made to the electorate during the State Legislative Assembly elections have been implemented.

Addressing presspersons after releasing a booklet titled “100 days, hundreds of decisions” to mark the occasion, the Chief Minister said all promises made in the Congress manifesto would be implemented during the five year rule.

“Nothing is impossible. All promises will be implemented. But we cannot implement all promises in 100 days. Whatever is possible, we have implemented,” he said. The Congress government completed 100 days in office on August 20.

Despite election code of conduct on account of bypolls to Periyapatna Assembly constituency, two Lok Sabha seats and elections to three Council seats, the Government implemented several promises, he said. After a long gap, a 25-day Legislature session was also held peacefully, he said.

The government has implemented major welfare schemes for the benefit of the poor and they included the Anna Bhagya scheme (Re one per kg rice to BPL families), waving off loans borrowed by minorities, scheduled caste and scheduled tribes from various government run corporations, increase of subsidy cost for construction of housing by the BPL families, distribution of 150 ML milk thrice a week to schoolchildren and waiver of electricity bill of Bhagya Jyothi beneficiaries.

The 100 days in office indicated the direction in which the government was moving, he said. On account of good administration and effective implementation of schemes, the party has won bypolls held to two Lok Sabha seats, the Chief Minister said.

The Government would implement recommendations made by the P C Hota committee to ensure transparency in the Karnataka Public Service Commission recruitment. The Cabinet accepted a majority the recommendations and it was decided to conduct examination every year for recruitment of KAS officers, he said.

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H K Patil, Chief Secretary S V Ranganath and senior officials of various departments attended.

The Congress is on a winning spree in Karnataka. The BJP is paying for its misdeeds and innerparty squabbles. Hopefully, the Congress does not repeat the BJP's mistakes both in governance as well as in party management.

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